Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The application opens October 15 and the target date is January 10. All application materials must be received by January 10, in order to ensure review by the program. 

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Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program
  • Personal statement - Describe your personal and professional goals and how this program will help you meet these goals. In your statement, please discuss why you are interested in the field of Assessment and Measurement, and in our program in particular, and the type(s) of career(s) you would like to pursue in the future. You may also indicate your research interests and preferences for an advisor.
  • Current professional vitae or resume
  • Representative work samples demonstrating current professional skills (e.g., research papers or reports)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Describe any relevant experiences you have had performing empirical research. Be sure to provide the following information for each study you have been personally involved with:
    1. where and when the study was performed
    2. your level of independence on the project
    3. a brief summary of the results and the impact or implications of the results
  • Previous graduate and postgraduate professional experience in assessment-related or research activities is recommended
  • Completion of an advanced degree (M.A., M.S. or Ed.S.) in psychology, education, statistics or related field

Students who are selected for an interview will be invited to campus or for an online interview on an individual basis.

Test Requirements

GRE General Test is required, but is only one factor that is considered as applicants are reviewed.

Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if native language is not English, unless you have earned a degree from a U.S. institution

Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

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